19 Best Event and Entertainment Mobile Apps

19 Best Event and Entertainment Mobile Apps
Article by DesignRush DesignRush
Last Updated: October 17, 2023

In today's fast-paced world, we all need a little break from the stress and monotony of everyday life. Whether you're looking for a way to relax after a long work day or share the best moments with your loved ones, there's an app.

The best app developers specialized in the entertainment industry, make it easy for you to have a good time – away from the tedious process of planning the logistics of various activities. Doing something you love should be a seamless experience!

This article looks at some remarkable event and entertainment apps available for iOS and Android devices.

These apps put the fun back into planning events, buying tickets, comparing products, and more. So, sit back, relax, and let's dive in!

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1. Merchmate by Katie Yarnell

[Source: Katie Yarnell]

Standout Features:

  • Informative
  • Listing available merch
  • Clean screens

The biggest music fans enjoy getting closer to their favorite artists by purchasing their merch. It’s disappointing to head to the venue early only to find nothing new for you there. Thanks to the Merchmate app designed by Katie Yarnell, concertgoers can now save time and money!

The design includes a list of events near your location to help inform you of upcoming concerts in the area. Each preview has a short bio entry, followed by the main feature: a button inviting you to list through their available merch.

Aside from the details on available sizes and prices, you can also save the items to your wish list, ensuring they don’t go out of stock in a lengthy queue.

The screens are clean, focusing on the app’s unique features, and the buttons are in soft, rounded pink hues that easily stand out from the extensive positive space.

2. Emerge by Amy Sit

[Source: Amy Sit]

Standout Features:

  • Addressing social anxiety
  • Rewards-driven
  • Provides ice-breaking tips

Amy Sit’s Emerge app design aims to help people with social anxiety leave their comfort zone more often. It does so with encouraging, action-oriented colors, tips, and rewards. These features peel the layers of uncertainty and help the target audience explore life’s treasures!

Confirming your attendance at an event is easy with just a tap. However, showing up can often be challenging. The Emerge app uses the stress that causes them to give up and turns it into rising excitement through relaxation and preparation.

The app provides icebreaker ideas to converse with someone new. Each time a person successfully checks in to the marked event, they also get rewarded by the app, setting them up a win-win scenario that’ll help them do it again!

3. Jurerê Funk Festival by 7Sins

[Source: 7Sins]

Standout Features:

  • Groovy visuals
  • Funky typography
  • Curvy lines

7Sins worked hard to convey the true, authentic spirit of the Jurerê Funk Festival through tasty psychedelic visuals that decorate the festival’s app design.

The screen mimics the event's atmosphere, with groovy visuals blending energetic, vibrant colors with gentle pastel hues. The central visual represents a spiral that extends from the center of the screen, interlapping between a darker and lighter purple shade. It marks a background for the funky typography with the event name presented in large blue and yellow glyphs.

Finally, the atmosphere is elevated with curvy lines in each corner, contributing to the energetic and endlessly entertaining picture.

4. Evently by Pratyush Kumar

[Source: Pratyush Kumar]

Standout Features:

  • User-oriented interface
  • Embedded Google Maps
  • Easy navigation

Pratyush Kumar wanted to make an innovative event booking app to help streamline the discovery and booking process. Enter Evently! This design features an interface tailored to the users’ needs and a flow that relies on their intuition, whether they’re organizing or looking for an event.

Event browsing is simple, avoiding the typical nuisance of heading to several paths to get all vital information. Once you’ve picked the perfect event, the design ensures you can plan your arrival easily, using Google Maps to calculate the distance and approximate travel time to the destination.

The booking process is made easier by providing step-by-step directions that help make the journey less hassle and exciting!

5. CineMatch by Adam Petersen

[Source: Adam Petersen]

Standout Features:

  • Specific AI-generated recommendations
  • Unique “GenreMash” feature
  • Interactive swipeable card-stick

Cinematch is a perfect app for movie enthusiasts. Designed by Adam Petersen, the app solves the common issue — what to watch next?

With its AI-generated recommendations that develop the more you interact with the app, the design encourages you to be as specific as possible. The algorithm borrows the common dating swipe feature and implements it for movies, meaning users can swipe right for movies that interest them and swipe left for movies that aren’t their cup of tea. It's like Tinder, but for movies!

Another standout feature of this design is its unique “GenreMash.” This feature lets you combine several genres to find the perfect balance in a single movie rather than settling for compromises.

6. Event App by Onur Deliceli

[Source: Onur Deliceli]

Standout Features:

  • Clean and modern
  • Location-based trending events
  • Easily shared experiences

Onur Deliceli provided an exceptional concept for an Event App design that doesn’t compromise functionality while preserving a visual appeal. These features altogether provide exemplary UX.

The interface is clean and modern, with intuitively segmented sections across the screen. The users’ profile preview is at the top, followed by a gallery of the most popular events nearby. Another similar concept is limited to musical events near the bottom of the screen. Between the two is an emphasized comment section that helps users quickly go through their unique experiences.

The design filters the events based on your location, and you can easily adjust it anytime by editing your profile or changing the location.

7. TimeWise by Emma Sun

[Source: Emma Sun]

Standout Features:

  • Friendly illustrations
  • Soothing, pastel color palette
  • Encourages new passions

TimeWise's app design by Emma Sun aims to help retirees transition to retirement while encouraging them to find a new purpose or rediscover old hobbies.

The interface comprises pastel colors and friendly illustrations, communicating the app's personality as soothing, understanding, and patient.

The app instills a sense of excitement for a new beginning. It encourages new passions and activities through filters and options bound to make its users curious and playful!

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8. Scene It Mobile and TV App by Samantha Yi

[Source: Samantha Yi]

Standout Features:

  • Ever-evolving
  • Convenient
  • User-first design

Ever been on a movie night with your buddies and you couldn't agree on what to watch for hours on end? Samantha Yi's got your back! Figuring out a movie to watch in a group setting induces great stress for many people.

Designing a custom-tailored app solution that recommends movies quickly and easily while considering individual preferences and tastes sounds like sci-fi, even today. But it doesn't have to be. This manifested in a mobile app and companion TV app that relies on a fun and convenient questionnaire to suggest an ideal pick. 

Essentially, without tiring you with its technical ingenuity, Scene It, intended as a PWA (progressive web app), acts as a time saver without the added hassle of individual downloads. It simply uses your assets (mobile and TV app in tandem), you only need to grab the popcorn bucket and enjoy.

9. Movie Theatre App by Michelle Kier

[Source: Michelle Kier]

Standout Features:

  • User-centric design approach
  • Reliance on researched user behavior
  • Content-rich

Despite (or exactly because of) the emergence of streaming innovations of today, genuine cinephiles still prefer to attend the shows rather than experience them from the comfort of their couches. Some things never change and traditional visual spectacles manage to endure. However, that doesn't mean moviegoers visit cinemas blindly.

They tend to research the movies they're about to book tickets for and find out everything beforehand, without any spoilers in the process. Movie Theather App by Michelle Kler aims to streamline the journey. The pseudo-local movie theater feature lets you witness what's new, and what's the most popular, show you the latest trailers, and reviews, and top of it all, book the tickets, all in one session.

Now, that's convenient!

10. Wine Searcher by El Passion

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[Source: El Passion]

Standout Features:

  • Detailed wine list view
  • Quick onboarding process
  • Intuitive menu and wine categories

An app as straightforward as Wine Searcher can immediately become a user’s favorite. Designed by El Passion, this app makes it incredibly easy and entertaining to find, compare, buy, and explore good wine options worldwide.

The app’s onboarding feature ensures that users get the best results during their search.

They have to provide basic information on their wine preferences for a more tailored experience. Then they’re all set! It’s a three-step selection process according to Style, Taste, and Region.

Users can enter the Wine List View to explore the most suitable options. It displays wine selections in separate content blocks, with their names, images, prices, and ratings. To make this even more user-centric, the list is categorized into price sections like under $10, $25, and so on.

Say goodbye to tedious search filtering – Wine Searcher does the trick!

11. WILLY App by AJProTech

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[Source: AJProTech]

Standout Features:

  • Interactive app features
  • Seamless device integration
  • Refreshing color scheme

Want a free, secure, and easy way to communicate? Try Willy! The app designers at AJProTech ensured that users would have a seamless experience connecting with other users and sharing the best moments of their lives.

The app’s simple yet functional interface provides a smooth communication platform – from easy signups to accessible chat windows. Here, users can send messages and make calls with people across the globe.

Upon launching, Willy informs users about usage on local and international calls, in-app communication, etc. The app also displays a list of call rates per country, informing users about certain charges when calling people abroad. (Learn about omnichannel messaging strategy)

The easy top-up process also makes payments super quick and hassle-free!

Furthermore, Willy integrates effortlessly with the Apple Watch, which is excellent for mobility and accessibility. It also makes it easier for users to send voice messages and calls on the go!

12. Day 14 by Camilla Menin

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[Source: Camilla Menin]

Standout Features:

  • Easy-to-use event slider
  • Complete concert details
  • Effortless seat reservation and ticket booking

Checking out upcoming shows, looking for seats, and getting tickets can be a real pain for concert-goers. Not anymore! Enter Day 14 – an app designed by Camilla Menin that saves you a seat at the next concert in your city.

In the main section, users can view the upcoming concerts in the area using the event slider. Each frame displays the event poster, venue, date, time, and base ticket price.

One-click and users can instantly access the seating arrangement, making it easier to find the best spot in the show. They can select the seats on the venue layout, check the price, and head to the booking window.

Yes – no more lining up to get concert tickets! After selecting the seats, users can immediately buy their tickets at the checkout window. It’s that easy!

13. MoodMe: Relationship Tracker by Tepia Co

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Standout Features:

  • Emotion and mood tracker
  • Curated love games and quizzes
  • Journaling prompts

Loaded with interactive features for couples, MoodMe: Relationship Tracker might be the secret to a healthy and meaningful relationship that lasts a lifetime.

Designed by Tepia Co, the app helps partners nurture and strengthen their connections through effective communication, relationship advice, mood tracking, regular check-ins, and more.

The app’s Mood Tracker is our favorite! It encourages users to log their emotions, desires, and feelings on both ends. And when they can’t find the right words, they can choose from 400+ unique moods and personalized emojis!

Various games for couples can also help reignite or maintain that relationship spark. From dating to marriage games, these features offer fun and exciting ways for partners to spend time and bond. (Explore next-level games & entertainment websites)

Journaling on the app allows couples to connect much deeper by sharing bits and pieces of their thoughts, moods, and sentiments.

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14. Event Planner App by Ofspace

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[Source: Ofspace]

Standout Features:

  • Neatly-categorized events
  • Best deals and seat recommendations
  • Location-based event browsing

Explore the most exciting local events in your area with the Event Planner App designed by Ofspace! From concerts and movies to sports and live shows, there’s a wide array of fun activities at your fingertips.

Users can access a pool of events, news, and related content on the main dashboard arranged in folder-style content blocks. The app also displays recommendations like trending artists, which users can quickly check.

Imagine you’re planning to attend your favorite artist’s upcoming concert in your area. You can click the event, view the location, check the ticket prices, and make reservations. The app also recommends the best prices and seats!

If you’re feeling more spontaneous and don’t have a specific event in mind, the app has got you covered! Check out the Local Events folder and discover location-based activities you can join.

15. The Melody App by MindK

Best Event and Entertainment Mobile Apps
[Source: MindK]

Standout Features:

  • User-friendly music production tools
  • Swipe-and-go functionality
  • Extensive library of sounds

Melody puts fun and accessibility into music production. The app designers at MindK put together some fantastic tools that make it easier for budding artists and homegrown musicians to get creative.

With a Tinder-style swiping functionality, users can take advantage of this melody search engine with sounds from Grammy award-winning producers. Swiping left and right lets users save or skip a melody while swiping up and down lets them see the details or share the sound.

If they like a sound, it automatically gets added to their library of saved melodies. Previewing is another worthwhile experience, thanks to the equalizer-style visualization that moves harmoniously with the music.

And the best part? The saved sounds are accessible from the main menu and shareable via email or social media.

Discovering, creating, and sharing new sounds has never been easier!

16. AR Music App by YORD

Best Event and Entertainment Mobile App
[Source: YORD]

Standout Features:

  • A look into Antonin Dvorak’s artistry
  • Rich AR content and gameplay
  • Immersive storytelling

AR Music App is an exceptional mobile tool that lets users step into the world of Czech compositor Antonin Dvorak.

Designed by YORD in collaboration with music label Supraphon, the agency leveraged augmented reality (AR) to present a unique storytelling experience.

Here’s how the app does its magic: It detects the user’s location and presents vital information about the environment. What makes it extra unique is that while journeying through these points, users are accompanied by Dvorak’s music, strong visuals, and gameplay elements.

Plus, all of these are configurable according to preferences, making the app user-centric!

We particularly love how the app used licensed pieces of Dvorak’s most remarkable works, with most of the educational texts read by professional voice actors.

It indeed shows how augmented reality can create an immersive experience that is both educational and entertaining!

17. ShowBiz.com by Sunlight Media

Entertainment Mobile App
[Source: Sunlight Media]

Standout Features:

  • Streaming-style interface
  • Accessible News tab for entertainment updates
  • Convenient search filters

Tired of feeling FOMO about pop culture? Don’t worry – Showbiz.com is here! With this app, users can easily catch up with their favorite TV shows, movies, and other entertainment content on their mobile devices.

Users won't miss a beat on their favorite showbiz content, thanks to Sunlight Media's app design!

The app's dashboard sports an intuitive interface reminiscent of a streaming app – loaded with lots of titles, previews, and all the details. Users must add their top selections to the Favorites section to get the latest updates on new seasons, trailers, cast alerts, and episode releases.

The News tab also makes tracking the most recent developments on their favorite content easier.

To find something specific, the search bar in the middle of the homepage is a handy and accessible tool. Here, they can look for titles and filter the results by genre or category for a faster search.

18. BJJ-HI by S-PRO

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[Source: S-PRO]

Standout Features:

  • Simple and intuitive interface
  • A detailed list of services and instructors
  • Clean design facets

Putting together a learning app, not to mention a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu online coaching service, can be tricky. Nevertheless, S-PRO executed a proper application for BJJ-HI.

The app delivers revolutionary ways to learn the sport from the best teachers and competitors around the globe. It allows both ends to relay needs and lessons directly and in the most convenient solutions possible. This is accomplished through a simple and intuitive interface that can get even non-tech-savvy users onboard in no time.

Users can access a sizable selection of coaches on the main dashboard, featuring brief information for each. All users have to do is send their preferred athlete a question through a video message while the said athlete replies.

Lastly, tabs for completed bookings and canceled and pending sessions wrap things up effectively.

19. Radio 357 by Escola

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[Source: Escola]

Standout Features:

  • Balanced UI
  • On-brand colors
  • Expansive library

Radio 357 is an enormous project created by journalists who share a common passion and goal - spreading the word through all available media. Currently consisting of over 100 authors, journalists, and people the team required its own broadcasting channel - a web and mobile application. Enter Escola!

After diving into Radio 357's unique vision, the agency approached the different end of the future app - users or, rather, recipients' expectations. Alas, they crafted an elevated experience that followers of the brand find familiar albeit more approachable.

Another particularly important element was the appearance of the app. It reflects the distinct character of Radio 357 without losing its functionality, putting aesthetics and functionality on an equal footing. The app seamlessly works in various conditions, the buttons are easily traceable and clickable from different angles, ensuring the listener will return to it as often as possible.

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